Read these instructions first, and then try it. Once you've tried it, journal about it, or document or reflect on it in a creative way. There is a wisdom teaching that says that anything we treat as Other is actually a part of ourselves that we refuse to know. What feels Other to you? Is it people of different races? Genders? Sexual orientations? Animals? Plants? With each category of "Other" take a moment and ask yourself, what if that is actually part of me?
Maya Angelou reminds us that Terence (the comic poet) says Homo sum, humani nil a me alienum puto, "I am human. Nothing human is alien to me.". What is the lesson for us, about ourselves, in any thing that we experience as Other? This is an invitation to lean into that growth edge.